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Monday January 20, 2020
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Baby Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

An introduction to storytime for infants to 16 months of age (non-walkers) and their caregivers.  Please bring a blanket for baby.  No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Intro to 3D Printing
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

This training session focuses on the features of Lulzbot Mini 3D Printer, selection of objects, formatting them, using proper software and file format, and working with controls of the printer.  Individual appointments for making 3D objects can be made at the end of the training session.  

Registration required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
There is 1 space available.
 
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Spanish Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Storytime for kids ages 3-6 presented in both English and Spanish.  No registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Tuesday January 21, 2020
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Wiggle Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Story time for kids ages 1-4 and their caregivers.  No registration is required.  

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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Drop-In Knitting and Crocheting
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Bring your own project to work on, or join us in knitting and crocheting for charity.  All skill levels welcome.

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
 
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Intro to Excel
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Learn the basics of using Microsoft Excel, such as creating workbooks and spreadsheets, inputing data, and creating simple functions.  Basic computer skills are required for this class.

Registration is required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Drop-In Mindfulness Meditation
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

If you've ever wanted to learn how to meditate, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breadth and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.  

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Wednesday January 22, 2020
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Kid Knit
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

From knit to purl, learn the basics of knitting.  Materials provided.  For Grades 4-7.  Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
There are 3 spaces available.
 
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STEM Lab
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Children in grades 3-5 will explore STEM concepts (Science, Technology, Enginering, Math) through crafts, experiments, and other hands-on activities.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 5 spaces available.
 
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De-stress with Dogs
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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Now that the holidays have gone by, take a few minutes to destress with the help of the Newtown Strong Therapy Dogs!

NSTD handlers will also be here for anyone who would like more information on therapy dogs and their training. 

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext.3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
 
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Family Craft
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Families can sign-up to come create the featured project - together!  Registration is required to attend.

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CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 5 spaces available.
 
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Teen Crafts
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Magazine Silhouette Collage Art

Create a cool silhouette masterpeice using upcycled magazines!

Registration is required and limited to 12.

CONTACT:  Teen Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
There are 10 spaces available.
Thursday January 23, 2020
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Mother Goose Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A program of stories, rhymes, music and movement for kids 1-4 years old and their caregivers.  No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Crafty Thursday
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

For kids in Grades 3-5.  Stop in and make the featured creative craft.  No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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PJ Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

For children ages 3-8.  Stories, activities, book-themed DVDs, and crafts.  Children may come dressed in pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed bedtime buddy.  No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Teen Project Lab
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Stop by the new Project Lab and learn to use the exciting and new technology we have available.  Learn a new skill every week or keep working on a project.  Who knows, you may invent the next big thing!

This week's project will be LED Firefly Jars!

Registration is required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Teen Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Project Lab
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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Increase Your Energy
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Greet the new year energized!

Learn how to:

  • improve the way you look, feel, and work
  • limit your need for drugs and surgery
  • treat pain naturally
  • reduce the harmful effects of stress

Presented by Dr. Edward Markowitz, D.C., D.A.C.B.O.H., Clinical Director of the Advanced Wellness and Injury Center in Danbury, this program will be of interest to adults of all ages and stages of life.

This is a strictly informational program--no products or services will be promoted.

Registration is required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 37 spaces available.
Friday January 24, 2020
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Family Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A storytime for kids ages 1-4, their siblings and their caregivers.  No registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Saturday January 25, 2020
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Retirement: Making Your Money Last
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Recently retired? Thinking about it? You won't want to miss this program!

Maria Xavier, a financial advisor with Edward Jones, returns for another practical program. She will discuss ideas to help you build a reasonable and sustainable strategy for managing income and expenses prior to--and during--retirement.

This program is for informational purposes only. No products or services will be promoted.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 44 spaces available.
Monday January 27, 2020
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Baby Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

An introduction to storytime for infants to 16 months of age (non-walkers) and their caregivers.  Please bring a blanket for baby.  No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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3D Printing for Grades 4-7
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Learn to use our Lulzbot Mini 3D Printer and create your own 3D objects to print.  For Grades 4-7.  Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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Teen 3D Printing
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Learn to use our Lulzbot Mini 3D Printer and create your own 3D objects to print.  For Grades 6-12.

Registration is required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Teen Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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Spanish Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Storytime for kids ages 3-6 presented in both English and Spanish.  No registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Tuesday January 28, 2020
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Wiggle Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Story time for kids ages 1-4 and their caregivers.  No registration is required.  

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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Drop-In Knitting and Crocheting
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Bring your own project to work on, or join us in knitting and crocheting for charity.  All skill levels welcome.

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
 
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Drop-In Mindfulness Meditation
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

If you've ever wanted to learn how to meditate, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breadth and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.  

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Wednesday January 29, 2020
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Wednesday Morning All Genres Book Discussion
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

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This month's selection is Revenge of the Pequots by Kim Isaac Eisler.

Books are available for check-out with a valid Library card approximately one month before meeting.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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Comic Book Design for Grades 4-7
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Start from the beginning and learn the basics of comic book design and character development.  For Grades 4 -7.  Registration is required.

 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Project Lab
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Candlewood Camera Club Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

The Candlewood Camera Club is looking forward to welcoming current and new members, and the public is cordially invited to attend both the meeting and the program that follows.

Tonight's program is "Still Life Photography," with an emphasis on photographing food. Learn how photographers adjust lighting and composition to make food look palatable and exciting.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
 
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Crafts for Adults
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Enjoy a relaxing hour of creativity and socializing. All materials are provided for a different craft every week!

Registration is required and limited to 12.

 

There are 8 spaces available.
 
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Kids' Chess
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Kids in Grades 1-6 who know the rules and basics of the game can come and play.  Registration required to attend.  

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There is 1 space available.
Thursday January 30, 2020
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Mother Goose Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A program of stories, rhymes, music and movement for kids 1-4 years old and their caregivers.  No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Crafty Thursday
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

For kids in Grades 3-5.  Stop in and make the featured creative craft.  No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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Project Lab for Grades 4-7
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Stop by the new Project Lab and learn to use the exciting and new technology we have available.  Learn a new skill every week or keep working on a project.  For Grades 4 -7.  Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Teen Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Project Lab
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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PJ Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

For children ages 3-8.  Stories, activities, book-themed DVDs, and crafts.  Children may come dressed in pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed bedtime buddy.  No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Intro to Brewing Beer...Plus Tasting!
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Grist, hops, mash, malt--do you know what they are? If you brew, you do! 

Join us for an enlightening and entertaining talk by Jon Hill, who will introduce brewing basics and offer a taste.

This program is for adults only, ages 21 years and older. Minors will not be admitted.

Registration is required and limited to 30.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 22 spaces available.
Friday January 31, 2020
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Family Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A storytime for kids ages 1-4, their siblings and their caregivers.  No registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Adult Project Lab
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Stop by the new Project Lab and learn to use the exciting and new technology we have available.  Come make the featured project, or use the space to work on something of your own. Depending on the individual, the project may or may not take the entire hour.  

This week's project will be sewn owls!

Registration required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Project Lab
There are 3 spaces available.
 
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Teen Drop-In Craft
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us in the Teen Library to make a short, simple craft!  For Teens Grades 6-12.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Teen Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Teen Library
Sunday February 2, 2020
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Books & Bricks
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Books & Bricks build ideas!  Kids in Grades 1-5 will explore through a story and LEGO building time.  Registration is required to attend.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 12 spaces available.
Monday February 3, 2020
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Baby Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

An introduction to storytime for infants to 16 months of age (non-walkers) and their caregivers.  Please bring a blanket for baby.  No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Spanish Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Storytime for kids ages 3-6 presented in both English and Spanish.  No registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Coding Level 2: Page Navigation & Styling
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Using HTML & CSS, learn how to create a navigation section for your webpage, which will provide links within your current webpage or to another page. Navigation sections are often used for menus, a table of contents or index. This class will also go over different HTML attributes for easily styling your webpage such as class and id.

Basic coding skills are required for this class. 

Registration is required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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College Financial Planning 2020
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

This seminar will cover critical information not covered during high school financial aid night, including:

  • Finding opportunities for your student to attend an expensive private university for less than a state school
  • Selecting colleges with the best financial aid packages – more FREE money and less loans
  • Locating and applying for every “need-based” scholarship, grant, and low-interest loan your student is eligible for
  • Paying for college without relying on 529 plans, expensive private student loans, or raiding retirement accounts
  • Simplifying the process and making sure you do all the right things at the right time
  • Learning which assets are taken into consideration when the U.S. Department of Education calculates your Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
  • Understanding the FAFSA form--even if your family is not eligible for need-based aid, learn the best strategies for paying for college without putting a strain on your finances.

Attend this program, presented by Advanced College Funding Solutions, and avoid the big mistakes that cause parents to overpay for college!

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 46 spaces available.
 
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Monday Night Classics Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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This month's selection is As You Like It by William Shakespeare.

Books are available for check-out with a valid Library card approximately one month before meeting.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Local History Room
Tuesday February 4, 2020
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Wiggle Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Story time for kids ages 1-4 and their caregivers.  No registration is required.  

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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Drop-In Knitting and Crocheting
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Bring your own project to work on, or join us in knitting and crocheting for charity.  All skill levels welcome.

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
 
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How to Backup Your Data
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

This class will go over why it is important to backup files and how to do so with several different file storage options.

Registration is required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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Drop-In Mindfulness Meditation
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

If you've ever wanted to learn how to meditate, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breadth and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.  

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Wednesday February 5, 2020
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AARP Foundation Tax Aide
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Free in-person tax preparation is offered to anyone who needs it.  AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers are trained to assist you in filing many income tax forms and schedules.  However, the Volunteer Protection Act requires that volunteers stay within the scope of the law set by the IRS for the program.  There is no fee and no sales pitch for other services and AARP membership is not required.

In certain situations, volunteers may be unable to provide assistance.

Please click here for documents to bring with you: https://www.aarp.org/money/taxes/info-01-2011/important-tax-documents.html

If you have any questions, please call 888-687-2277, or email taxaide@aarp.org.

Registration required for one hour time slots.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 5 spaces available.
 
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Kid Knit
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

From knit to purl, learn the basics of knitting.  Materials provided.  For Grades 4-7.  Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
Thursday February 6, 2020
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Mother Goose Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A program of stories, rhymes, music and movement for kids 1-4 years old and their caregivers.  No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Crafty Thursday
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

For kids in Grades 3-5.  Stop in and make the featured creative craft.  No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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PJ Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

For children ages 3-8.  Stories, activities, book-themed DVDs, and crafts.  Children may come dressed in pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed bedtime buddy.  No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Adult Project Lab
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Stop by the new Project Lab and learn to use the exciting and new technology we have available.  Come make the featured project, or use the space to work on something of your own. Depending on the individual, the project may or may not take the entire hour.  

This week's project will be learning photo basics on a DSLR camera, and trying different photography styles!

Registration required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Project Lab
There are 5 spaces available.
 
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Love Songs at the Library
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Celebrate Valentines' Day by joining us for an hour of love-ly music that will make your heart sing!!

Lana Shaw Levine will sing a selection of songs, from ballads to broadway, accompanied by pianist David Oliver.

Ms. Levine's credits include her appearance on Broadway with Woody Allen in "Play It Again Sam," opposite Katharine Hepburn as the ingenue lead in the national company of "Coco," and the lead in the off-Broadway show "How to Steal an Election." She sang with the Serendipity Singers for three years, and with The Angels for one year. She played the ingenue leads in summer stock productions of "Carousel" and "The Music Man," and performed in cabarets in New York.

Mr. Oliver was raised by parents who were both professional pianists, in a home with three pianos and no television. He received the B.A. degree in Trombone from the University of Southern Mississippi. He has played with a variety of small ensembles, specializing in blues, gospel, country, and popular music. His credits include live performances with Ray McKinley and the Glenn Miller Orchestra, the Buddy Morrow Orchestra, Brenda Lee, Andy Griffith, and Ella Fitzgerald.

Registration is required.

 

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 46 spaces available.
Friday February 7, 2020
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Family Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A storytime for kids ages 1-4, their siblings and their caregivers.  No registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Sunday February 9, 2020
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Magic Tree House
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This Magic Treehouse program will highlight a book in the popular series, Afternoon on the Amazon.  Kids in Grades 1-3 will explore the story through discussion, activities and a craft.  Participants are encouraged to read the book prior to the session.  

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CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 12 spaces available.
Monday February 10, 2020
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Baby Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

An introduction to storytime for infants to 16 months of age (non-walkers) and their caregivers.  Please bring a blanket for baby.  No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Movie Screening at the Library
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Oscar Nominee for Best Actress!

Join us for this DVD released on December 24.  Legendary performer Judy Garland arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perfrom a series of sold out concerts.  Behind the scenes, her tumultuous life continues on, battling with her manager and her ex-husband.

Registration required for all movies.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 44 spaces available.
 
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Spanish Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Storytime for kids ages 3-6 presented in both English and Spanish.  No registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Intro to LinkedIn
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

 

Learn how to create and manage an account on LinkedIn, a resume and job seeking resource. 

Registration is required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
There are 7 spaces available.
Tuesday February 11, 2020
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Wiggle Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Story time for kids ages 1-4 and their caregivers.  No registration is required.  

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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Drop-In Fibromyalgia Support Group
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Come and learn about the Guaifenesin Protocol for Fibromyalgia--a safe, theoretical treatment that is gaining worldwide participation.  

The group will focus on education and emotional support for those currently using, or who are curious about beginning, this treatment. Guaifenesin Protocol participation is not required, but will be the primary topic of discussion. 

The facilitator is Kim Adams, a fellow fibromyalgia sufferer who has found great relief using this protocol.

No registration required. 

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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Drop-In Knitting and Crocheting
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Bring your own project to work on, or join us in knitting and crocheting for charity.  All skill levels welcome.

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
 
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Computer Basics
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Patrons will learn how to operate a computer, including identifying the mouse, screen, and opening programs such as internet browsers and word processors. This class is designed for patrons who have never used a computer or who use computers infrequently and would like a refresher.

Registration is required and limited to 9.

 
CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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Drop-In Mindfulness Meditation
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

If you've ever wanted to learn how to meditate, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breadth and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.  

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Wednesday February 12, 2020
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AARP Foundation Tax Aide
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Free in-person tax preparation is offered to anyone who needs it.  AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers are trained to assist you in filing many income tax forms and schedules.  However, the Volunteer Protection Act requires that volunteers stay within the scope of the law set by the IRS for the program.  There is no fee and no sales pitch for other services and AARP membership is not required.

In certain situations, volunteers may be unable to provide assistance.

Please click here for documents to bring with you: https://www.aarp.org/money/taxes/info-01-2011/important-tax-documents.html

If you have any questions, please call 888-687-2277, or email taxaide@aarp.org.

Registration required for one hour time slots.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Comic Book Design for Grades 4-7
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Start from the beginning and learn the basics of comic book design and character development.  For Grades 4 -7.  Registration is required.

 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Project Lab
 
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Little STEM
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Children in Grades K-2 will explore STEM concepts (Science, Technology, Enginering, Math) through crafts, experiments, and other hands-on activities.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Crafts for Adults
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Enjoy a relaxing hour of creativity and socializing. All materials are provided for a different craft every week!

Registration is required and limited to 12.

 

There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Do You Have a Strong Estate Plan?
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Everyone needs an estate plan. Your life circumstances can change in an instant! If they do, are you prepared? Do you want to be on life support? Who will pay your bills if you can’t? And if you pass away, how will your estate be divided amongst your heirs? If you don’t have a plan in place, the State of Connecticut will make some of these decisions for you! Would you want that to happen? In this program, you’ll learn about important estate planning documents like Powers of Attorney and Healthcare Directives that you can create to make sure your wishes are met and your family knows how to care for you when you can’t care for yourself.   Presented by Attorney Lynda Lee Arnold of Czepiga, Daly, Pope & Perri.  

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 48 spaces available.
Thursday February 13, 2020
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Mother Goose Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A program of stories, rhymes, music and movement for kids 1-4 years old and their caregivers.  No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Crafty Thursday
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

For kids in Grades 3-5.  Stop in and make the featured creative craft.  No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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Project Lab for Grades 4-7
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Stop by the new Project Lab and learn to use the exciting and new technology we have available.  Learn a new skill every week or keep working on a project.  For Grades 4 -7.  Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Teen Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Project Lab
 
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PJ Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

For children ages 3-8.  Stories, activities, book-themed DVDs, and crafts.  Children may come dressed in pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed bedtime buddy.  No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Teen Project Lab
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Stop by the new Project Lab and learn to use the exciting and new technology we have available.  Learn a new skill every week or keep working on a project.  Who knows, you may invent the next big thing!

Registration is required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Teen Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Project Lab
Friday February 14, 2020
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Family Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A storytime for kids ages 1-4, their siblings and their caregivers.  No registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Crafts for Adults
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Enjoy a relaxing hour of creativity and socializing. All materials are provided for a different craft every week!

Registration is required and limited to 12.

There are 9 spaces available.
Saturday February 15, 2020
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Children's Movie
2:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Kids of all ages can join us for a feature film.  This film is rated PG.  Registration encouraged.

Children age 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult during the movie.  Caregivers of children 11 years old and younger must remain in the library during the film.  

The Addams Family Poster

MGM

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 30 spaces available.
Monday February 17, 2020
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Baby Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

An introduction to storytime for infants to 16 months of age (non-walkers) and their caregivers.  Please bring a blanket for baby.  No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Movie Screening at the Library
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Oscar Nominee for Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Director!

Join us for this DVD about a mentally troubled comedian who is disregarded and mistreated by society and then embarks on a downward spiral of revolution and bloody crime.  This DVD is Rated R; ages 17 and under not admitted without a parent/guardian.

Registration required for all movies.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 46 spaces available.
 
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Spanish Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Storytime for kids ages 3-6 presented in both English and Spanish.  No registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Intro to Twitter
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Come learn how to create a Twitter account, start following other users, and draft your first Tweet! This class will also act as a refresher for those who already have an account but have trouble navigating the website/app. If you would like to learn on a specific device such as a phone or tablet, we ask that you please bring your device with you.

Registration is required and limited to 9. 

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
There are 8 spaces available.
Tuesday February 18, 2020
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Wiggle Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Story time for kids ages 1-4 and their caregivers.  No registration is required.  

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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Drop-In Knitting and Crocheting
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Bring your own project to work on, or join us in knitting and crocheting for charity.  All skill levels welcome.

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
 
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Intro to Microsoft Publisher
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

This class will cover the basics of Microsoft Publisher, such as using templates for different document types, adding text and images, and adjusting layouts. 

Registration is required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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Drop-In Mindfulness Meditation
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

If you've ever wanted to learn how to meditate, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breadth and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.  

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Wednesday February 19, 2020
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AARP Foundation Tax Aide
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Free in-person tax preparation is offered to anyone who needs it.  AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers are trained to assist you in filing many income tax forms and schedules.  However, the Volunteer Protection Act requires that volunteers stay within the scope of the law set by the IRS for the program.  There is no fee and no sales pitch for other services and AARP membership is not required.

In certain situations, volunteers may be unable to provide assistance.

Please click here for documents to bring with you: https://www.aarp.org/money/taxes/info-01-2011/important-tax-documents.html

If you have any questions, please call 888-687-2277, or email taxaide@aarp.org.

Registration required for one hour time slots.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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Kid Knit
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

From knit to purl, learn the basics of knitting.  Materials provided.  For Grades 4-7.  Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
 
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STEM Lab
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Children in grades 3-5 will explore STEM concepts (Science, Technology, Enginering, Math) through crafts, experiments, and other hands-on activities.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Writers Group
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

The Library's Writers Group is for adults (age 21 and up) who want to share their writing and get feedback in a relaxed and supportive environment of peers. Writers who attend will benefit from the expert advice and inspiration of professional writing instructor and published author Linda Chiara. 

Registration is required and limited to 8.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Family Craft
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Families can sign-up to come create the featured project - together!  Registration is required to attend.

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CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 17 spaces available.
Thursday February 20, 2020
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Mother Goose Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A program of stories, rhymes, music and movement for kids 1-4 years old and their caregivers.  No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Crafty Thursday
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

For kids in Grades 3-5.  Stop in and make the featured creative craft.  No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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Friends of the Library Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

friends of the library - book heart

This meeting of the Friends of the Bethel Public Library is open to the public.

If you're not already a member, tonight is a great time to join!

CONTACT:  Friends of the Bethel Public Library  203-794-8756  friends@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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PJ Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

For children ages 3-8.  Stories, activities, book-themed DVDs, and crafts.  Children may come dressed in pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed bedtime buddy.  No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Adult Project Lab
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Stop by the new Project Lab and learn to use the exciting and new technology we have available.  Come make the featured project, or use the space to work on something of your own. Depending on the individual, the project may or may not take the entire hour.  

This week's project will be making tote bags with iron-on decals and LEDs!

Registration required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Project Lab
There are 5 spaces available.
Friday February 21, 2020
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Two Right Feet Early Literacy Music Program
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Children ages 1-4 and their caregivers will enjoy this interactive music and literacy program.  No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
Saturday February 22, 2020
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A Downton Abbey Afternoon
1:00 PM - 4:05 PM

Join us for Afternoon Tea and a Movie!

Everyone is invited to enjoy tea and biscuits in the Library’s lobby, generously donated by UK Gourmet!  Refreshments will be served from 1:00 to 1:30 pm. 

Registration is not required for the teatime, but registration for the movie screening is required due to limited seating.

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After enjoying refreshments, you may go to the Community Room for a special movie screening, beginning promptly at 2:00 pm. REGISTRATION FOR THE MOVIE IS REQUIRED.

About the movie...The Crawley family prepares for an official royal visit to their family house in Yorkshire in 1927.  See all the beloved characters from the television series as they prepare for this major event!  Rated PG.

Registration is required for the movie. 

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR:  

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Monday February 24, 2020
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Baby Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

An introduction to storytime for infants to 16 months of age (non-walkers) and their caregivers.  Please bring a blanket for baby.  No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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3D Printing for Grades 4-7
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Learn to use our Lulzbot Mini 3D Printer and create your own 3D objects to print.  For Grades 4-7.  Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Movie Screening at the Library
6:00 PM - 7:50 PM

Oscar Nominee for Best Supporting Actor!

Join us for this DVD just released on February 18!  This DVD portrays the heartwarming story about the real-life friendship that develops between Fred Rogers and the writer who interviews him.  This DVD is Rated PG.

Registration required for all movies.

 

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 44 spaces available.
 
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Spanish Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Storytime for kids ages 3-6 presented in both English and Spanish.  No registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Tuesday February 25, 2020
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Wiggle Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Story time for kids ages 1-4 and their caregivers.  No registration is required.  

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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Drop-In Knitting and Crocheting
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Bring your own project to work on, or join us in knitting and crocheting for charity.  All skill levels welcome.

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
 
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Drop-In Mindfulness Meditation
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

If you've ever wanted to learn how to meditate, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breadth and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.  

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Wednesday February 26, 2020
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AARP Foundation Tax Aide
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Free in-person tax preparation is offered to anyone who needs it.  AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers are trained to assist you in filing many income tax forms and schedules.  However, the Volunteer Protection Act requires that volunteers stay within the scope of the law set by the IRS for the program.  There is no fee and no sales pitch for other services and AARP membership is not required.

In certain situations, volunteers may be unable to provide assistance.

Please click here for documents to bring with you: https://www.aarp.org/money/taxes/info-01-2011/important-tax-documents.html

If you have any questions, please call 888-687-2277, or email taxaide@aarp.org.

Registration required for one hour time slots.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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Wednesday Morning All Genres Book Discussion
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

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This month's selection is The Chilbury Ladies' Choir by Jennifer Ryan.

Books are available for check-out with a valid Library card approximately one month before meeting.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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Comic Book Design for Grades 4-7
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Start from the beginning and learn the basics of comic book design and character development.  For Grades 4 -7.  Registration is required.

 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Project Lab
 
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Crafts for Adults
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Enjoy a relaxing hour of creativity and socializing. All materials are provided for a different craft every week!

Registration is required and limited to 12.

 

There are 11 spaces available.
 
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Kids' Chess
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Kids in Grades 1-6 who know the rules and basics of the game can come and play.  Registration required to attend.  

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 8 spaces available.
Thursday February 27, 2020
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Mother Goose Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A program of stories, rhymes, music and movement for kids 1-4 years old and their caregivers.  No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Crafty Thursday
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

For kids in Grades 3-5.  Stop in and make the featured creative craft.  No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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Project Lab for Grades 4-7
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Stop by the new Project Lab and learn to use the exciting and new technology we have available.  Learn a new skill every week or keep working on a project.  For Grades 4 -7.  Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Teen Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Project Lab
 
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PJ Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

For children ages 3-8.  Stories, activities, book-themed DVDs, and crafts.  Children may come dressed in pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed bedtime buddy.  No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Teen Project Lab
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Stop by the new Project Lab and learn to use the exciting and new technology we have available.  Learn a new skill every week or keep working on a project.  Who knows, you may invent the next big thing!

Registration is required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Teen Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Project Lab
Friday February 28, 2020
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Family Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A storytime for kids ages 1-4, their siblings and their caregivers.  No registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Adult Project Lab
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Stop by the new Project Lab and learn to use the exciting and new technology we have available.  Come make the featured project, or use the space to work on something of your own. Depending on the individual, the project may or may not take the entire hour.  

Registration required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Project Lab
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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Friday Flicks
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

For children ages 2-6 with their families. A fun short film will be shown.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.  No registration is required. 

 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Saturday February 29, 2020
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A Dramatic Reading: In Her Own Words
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Actress Sheri Bresson

Hildegard von Bingen, Heloise, Ann Boleyn, Artemesia Gentileschi, Mary Shelley, and Jehanne D'Arc...do you know who they are?

If you don't know now, you will after attending this program. Actress Sheri Bresson (pictured) will introduce these amazing historic figures in her own one-woman show and in their own words!

Sheri Bresson is an actor, singer, writer, and teacher from Connecticut, who has performed in the UK, New York, and across New England in various stage productions. Sheri is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, the British American Drama Academy, and was a student of the late E. Katherine Kerr, whose revolutionary work she passes along through her own classes and coaching.

PLEASE NOTE: The content of this show is appropriate for adults only. 

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 45 spaces available.
Sunday March 1, 2020
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Books & Bricks
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Books & Bricks build ideas!  Kids in Grades 1-5 will explore through a story and LEGO building time.  Registration is required to attend.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 12 spaces available.
Monday March 2, 2020
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Baby Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

An introduction to storytime for infants to 16 months of age (non-walkers) and their caregivers.  Please bring a blanket for baby.  No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Spanish Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Storytime for kids ages 3-6 presented in both English and Spanish.  No registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Tuesday March 3, 2020
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Wiggle Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Story time for kids ages 1-4 and their caregivers.  No registration is required.  

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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Drop-In Knitting and Crocheting
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Bring your own project to work on, or join us in knitting and crocheting for charity.  All skill levels welcome.

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
Wednesday March 4, 2020
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AARP Foundation Tax Aide
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Free in-person tax preparation is offered to anyone who needs it.  AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers are trained to assist you in filing many income tax forms and schedules.  However, the Volunteer Protection Act requires that volunteers stay within the scope of the law set by the IRS for the program.  There is no fee and no sales pitch for other services and AARP membership is not required.

In certain situations, volunteers may be unable to provide assistance.

Please click here for documents to bring with you: https://www.aarp.org/money/taxes/info-01-2011/important-tax-documents.html

If you have any questions, please call 888-687-2277, or email taxaide@aarp.org.

Registration required for one hour time slots.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 5 spaces available.
 
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Kid Knit
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

From knit to purl, learn the basics of knitting.  Materials provided.  For Grades 4-7.  Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
Thursday March 5, 2020
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Mother Goose Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A program of stories, rhymes, music and movement for kids 1-4 years old and their caregivers.  No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Crafty Thursday
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

For kids in Grades 3-5.  Stop in and make the featured creative craft.  No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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PJ Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

For children ages 3-8.  Stories, activities, book-themed DVDs, and crafts.  Children may come dressed in pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed bedtime buddy.  No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Retirement Planning for Women
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Women face specific challenges while trying to save for retirement, such as whether to work full or part time or to stay home to care for their family. These choices will impact savings strategies. We are pleased to welcome back Dona Zappulla, Vice-President of David Lerner Associates, Inc., who will offer an in-depth look at ways to help all women save for their retirement.

This program is for informational purposes only; no products or services will be promoted.

Registration required and limited to 30.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Friday March 6, 2020
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Family Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A storytime for kids ages 1-4, their siblings and their caregivers.  No registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Sunday March 8, 2020
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Magic Tree House
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This Magic Treehouse program will highlight a book in the popular series, Buffalo Before Breakfast.  Kids in Grades 1-3 will explore the story through discussion, activities and a craft.  Participants are encouraged to read the book prior to the session.  

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CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday March 9, 2020
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Baby Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

An introduction to storytime for infants to 16 months of age (non-walkers) and their caregivers.  Please bring a blanket for baby.  No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Movie Screening at the Library
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Oscar Nominee for Best Picture and Best Actor!

Join us for this DVD about an American car designer and a driver who battle corporate interference, the law of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford and challenge Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966.  This DVD is Rated PG-13.

Registration required for all movies.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 50 spaces available.
 
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Spanish Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Storytime for kids ages 3-6 presented in both English and Spanish.  No registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Intro to Excel
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Learn the basics of using Microsoft Excel, such as creating workbooks and spreadsheets, inputing data, and creating simple functions.  Basic computer skills are required for this class.

Registration is required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
Tuesday March 10, 2020
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Wiggle Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Story time for kids ages 1-4 and their caregivers.  No registration is required.  

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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Drop-In Fibromyalgia Support Group
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Come and learn about the Guaifenesin Protocol for Fibromyalgia--a safe, theoretical treatment that is gaining worldwide participation.  

The group will focus on education and emotional support for those currently using, or who are curious about beginning, this treatment. Guaifenesin Protocol participation is not required, but will be the primary topic of discussion. 

The facilitator is Kim Adams, a fellow fibromyalgia sufferer who has found great relief using this protocol.

No registration required. 

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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Drop-In Knitting and Crocheting
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Bring your own project to work on, or join us in knitting and crocheting for charity.  All skill levels welcome.

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
 
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Photo & Video Editing for Apple Products
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Learn the different ways you can edit photos and videos right on your device, without having to download a single app! This class is for those who use Apple products such as iPhones and iPads. It is encouraged to bring your device with you.

Registration is required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
Wednesday March 11, 2020
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AARP Foundation Tax Aide
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Free in-person tax preparation is offered to anyone who needs it.  AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers are trained to assist you in filing many income tax forms and schedules.  However, the Volunteer Protection Act requires that volunteers stay within the scope of the law set by the IRS for the program.  There is no fee and no sales pitch for other services and AARP membership is not required.

In certain situations, volunteers may be unable to provide assistance.

Please click here for documents to bring with you: https://www.aarp.org/money/taxes/info-01-2011/important-tax-documents.html

If you have any questions, please call 888-687-2277, or email taxaide@aarp.org.

Registration required for one hour time slots.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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Comic Book Design for Grades 4-7
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Start from the beginning and learn the basics of comic book design and character development.  For Grades 4 -7.  Registration is required.

 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Project Lab
 
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Little STEM
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Children in Grades K-2 will explore STEM concepts (Science, Technology, Enginering, Math) through crafts, experiments, and other hands-on activities.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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Crafts for Adults
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Enjoy a relaxing hour of creativity and socializing. All materials are provided for a different craft every week!

Registration is required and limited to 12.

 

Thursday March 12, 2020
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Mother Goose Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A program of stories, rhymes, music and movement for kids 1-4 years old and their caregivers.  No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Crafty Thursday
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

For kids in Grades 3-5.  Stop in and make the featured creative craft.  No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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Project Lab for Grades 4-7
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Stop by the new Project Lab and learn to use the exciting and new technology we have available.  Learn a new skill every week or keep working on a project.  For Grades 4 -7.  Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Teen Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Project Lab
 
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PJ Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

For children ages 3-8.  Stories, activities, book-themed DVDs, and crafts.  Children may come dressed in pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed bedtime buddy.  No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Adult Project Lab
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Stop by the new Project Lab and learn to use the exciting and new technology we have available.  Come make the featured project, or use the space to work on something of your own. Depending on the individual, the project may or may not take the entire hour.  

Registration required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Project Lab
 
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Five Money Questions for Women
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Women of all ages, ask yourselves these five money questions:

  1. Where am I today?
  2. Where would I like to be?
  3. Can I get there?
  4. How do I get there?
  5. How can I stay on track?

You will be able to answer these questions when you attend this program that discusses a process women can use to identitfy financial goals and set a strategy! Our presenter is Maria Xavier, a financial advisor with Edward Jones.

This program is for informational purposes only; no products or services will be promoted.

Registration required and limited to 30.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Friday March 13, 2020
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Family Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A storytime for kids ages 1-4, their siblings and their caregivers.  No registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Adult Project Lab
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Stop by the new Project Lab and learn to use the exciting and new technology we have available.  Come make the featured project, or use the space to work on something of your own. Depending on the individual, the project may or may not take the entire hour.  

Registration required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Project Lab
Saturday March 14, 2020
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Children's Movie
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Kids of all ages can join us for a feature film, TBD.  Registration encouraged.

Children age 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult during the movie.  Caregivers of children 11 years old and younger must remain in the library during the film.  

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 30 spaces available.
Monday March 16, 2020
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Baby Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

An introduction to storytime for infants to 16 months of age (non-walkers) and their caregivers.  Please bring a blanket for baby.  No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Intro to 3D Printing
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

This training session focuses on the features of Lulzbot Mini 3D Printer, selection of objects, formatting them, using proper software and file format, and working with controls of the printer.  Individual appointments for making 3D objects can be made at the end of the training session.  

Registration required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext.3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
 
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Spanish Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Storytime for kids ages 3-6 presented in both English and Spanish.  No registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Waking Up Your Garden in the Spring
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Our first program in the Annual Gardening Series--sponsored by the Bethel Garden Club-- is already confirmed! Please keep an eye out for details coming soon.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Tuesday March 17, 2020
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Wiggle Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Story time for kids ages 1-4 and their caregivers.  No registration is required.  

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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Drop-In Knitting and Crocheting
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Bring your own project to work on, or join us in knitting and crocheting for charity.  All skill levels welcome.

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
 
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Photo & Video Editing for Android Products
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Learn the different ways you can edit photos and videos right on your device, without having to download a single app! This class is for those who use Android products such as a Samsung Galaxy, Google Pixel, or Lenovo Tab. It is encouraged to bring your device with you.

Registration is required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
Wednesday March 18, 2020
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AARP Foundation Tax Aide
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Free in-person tax preparation is offered to anyone who needs it.  AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers are trained to assist you in filing many income tax forms and schedules.  However, the Volunteer Protection Act requires that volunteers stay within the scope of the law set by the IRS for the program.  There is no fee and no sales pitch for other services and AARP membership is not required.

In certain situations, volunteers may be unable to provide assistance.

Please click here for documents to bring with you: https://www.aarp.org/money/taxes/info-01-2011/important-tax-documents.html

If you have any questions, please call 888-687-2277, or email taxaide@aarp.org.

Registration required for one hour time slots.

 

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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Kid Knit
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

From knit to purl, learn the basics of knitting.  Materials provided.  For Grades 4-7.  Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
 
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STEM Lab
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Children in grades 3-5 will explore STEM concepts (Science, Technology, Enginering, Math) through crafts, experiments, and other hands-on activities.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Writers Group
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

The Library's Writers Group is for adults (age 21 and up) who want to share their writing and get feedback in a relaxed and supportive environment of peers. Writers who attend will benefit from the expert advice and inspiration of professional writing instructor and published author Linda Chiara. 

Registration required and limited to 8.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Family Craft
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Families can sign-up to come create the featured project - together!  Registration is required to attend.

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CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 20 spaces available.
Thursday March 19, 2020
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Mother Goose Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A program of stories, rhymes, music and movement for kids 1-4 years old and their caregivers.  No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Crafty Thursday
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

For kids in Grades 3-5.  Stop in and make the featured creative craft.  No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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Friends of the Library Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

friends of the library - book heart

This meeting of the Friends of the Bethel Public Library is open to the public.

If you're not already a member, tonight is a great time to join!

CONTACT:  Friends of the Bethel Public Library  203-794-8756  friends@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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PJ Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

For children ages 3-8.  Stories, activities, book-themed DVDs, and crafts.  Children may come dressed in pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed bedtime buddy.  No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Teen Project Lab
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Stop by the new Project Lab and learn to use the exciting and new technology we have available.  Learn a new skill every week or keep working on a project.  Who knows, you may invent the next big thing!

Registration is required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Teen Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Project Lab
Friday March 20, 2020
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Two Right Feet Early Literacy Music Program
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Children ages 1-4 and their caregivers will enjoy this interactive music and literacy program.  No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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Crafts for Adults
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Enjoy a relaxing hour of creativity and socializing. All materials are provided for a different craft every week!

Registration is required and limited to 12.

 
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Friday Flicks
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

For children ages 2-6 with their families. A fun short film will be shown.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.  No registration is required. 

 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Saturday March 21, 2020
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Artist Reception
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Meet artist Colin Harrison whose work will be on exhibit in the Library's Morton Gallery from March 13 to April 24. 

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Monday March 23, 2020
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Baby Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

An introduction to storytime for infants to 16 months of age (non-walkers) and their caregivers.  Please bring a blanket for baby.  No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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3D Printing for Grades 4-7
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Learn to use our Lulzbot Mini 3D Printer and create your own 3D objects to print.  For Grades 4-7.  Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Spanish Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Storytime for kids ages 3-6 presented in both English and Spanish.  No registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Landscaping for Curb Appeal
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Our second program in the Annual Gardening Series--sponsored by the Bethel Garden Club-- is already confirmed! Keep an eye out for more programs and details about them.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Tuesday March 24, 2020
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Wiggle Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Story time for kids ages 1-4 and their caregivers.  No registration is required.  

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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Drop-In Knitting and Crocheting
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Bring your own project to work on, or join us in knitting and crocheting for charity.  All skill levels welcome.

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
 
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Options for Music Streaming
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

This class will cover several different music streaming services, such as Spotify and Pandora, how they can be accessed, and which have free options for listening. If you have a specific device you'd like to set up an account for, it is encouraged to bring it with you. 

Registration is required and limited to 9. 

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext.3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
Wednesday March 25, 2020
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AARP Foundation Tax Aide
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Free in-person tax preparation is offered to anyone who needs it.  AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers are trained to assist you in filing many income tax forms and schedules.  However, the Volunteer Protection Act requires that volunteers stay within the scope of the law set by the IRS for the program.  There is no fee and no sales pitch for other services and AARP membership is not required.

In certain situations, volunteers may be unable to provide assistance.

Please click here for documents to bring with you: https://www.aarp.org/money/taxes/info-01-2011/important-tax-documents.html

If you have any questions, please call 888-687-2277, or email taxaide@aarp.org.

Registration required for one hour time slots.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 13 spaces available.
 
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Wednesday Morning All Genres Book Discussion
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

This month's selection is Isaac's Storm by Erik Larson

Books are available for check-out with a valid Library card approximately one month before meeting.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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Comic Book Design for Grades 4-7
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Start from the beginning and learn the basics of comic book design and character development.  For Grades 4 -7.  Registration is required.

 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Project Lab
 
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Candlewood Camera Club Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

The Candlewood Camera Club welcomes the public to find out more about membership and activities.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
 
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Crafts for Adults
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Enjoy a relaxing hour of creativity and socializing. All materials are provided for a different craft every week!

Registration is required and limited to 12.

 

 
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Kids' Chess
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Kids in Grades 1-6 who know the rules and basics of the game can come and play.  Registration required to attend.  

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 8 spaces available.
Thursday March 26, 2020
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Mother Goose Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A program of stories, rhymes, music and movement for kids 1-4 years old and their caregivers.  No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Crafty Thursday
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

For kids in Grades 3-5.  Stop in and make the featured creative craft.  No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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Project Lab for Grades 4-7
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Stop by the new Project Lab and learn to use the exciting and new technology we have available.  Learn a new skill every week or keep working on a project.  For Grades 4 -7.  Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Teen Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Project Lab
 
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PJ Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

For children ages 3-8.  Stories, activities, book-themed DVDs, and crafts.  Children may come dressed in pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed bedtime buddy.  No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Adult Project Lab
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Stop by the new Project Lab and learn to use the exciting and new technology we have available.  Come make the featured project, or use the space to work on something of your own. Depending on the individual, the project may or may not take the entire hour.  

Registration required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Project Lab
Friday March 27, 2020
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Family Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A storytime for kids ages 1-4, their siblings and their caregivers.  No registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Sunday March 29, 2020
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Books & Bricks
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Books & Bricks build ideas!  Kids in Grades 1-5 will explore through a story and LEGO building time.  Registration is required to attend.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 12 spaces available.
Monday March 30, 2020
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Baby Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

An introduction to storytime for infants to 16 months of age (non-walkers) and their caregivers.  Please bring a blanket for baby.  No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Teen 3D Printing
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Learn to use our Lulzbot Mini 3D Printer and create your own 3D objects to print.  For Grades 6-12.

Registration is required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Teen Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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Spanish Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Storytime for kids ages 3-6 presented in both English and Spanish.  No registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Early Vegetable Varieties to Grow in Your Garden
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Our third and final program in the Annual Gardening Series--sponsored by the Bethel Garden Club-- is already confirmed! Please keep an eye out for the third and final program, along with details about the series!

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Tuesday March 31, 2020
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Wiggle Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Story time for kids ages 1-4 and their caregivers.  No registration is required.  

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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Drop-In Knitting and Crocheting
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Bring your own project to work on, or join us in knitting and crocheting for charity.  All skill levels welcome.

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
Wednesday April 1, 2020
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AARP Foundation Tax Aide
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Free in-person tax preparation is offered to anyone who needs it.  AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers are trained to assist you in filing many income tax forms and schedules.  However, the Volunteer Protection Act requires that volunteers stay within the scope of the law set by the IRS for the program.  There is no fee and no sales pitch for other services and AARP membership is not required.

In certain situations, volunteers may be unable to provide assistance.

Please click here for documents to bring with you: https://www.aarp.org/money/taxes/info-01-2011/important-tax-documents.html

If you have any questions, please call 888-687-2277, or email taxaide@aarp.org.

Registration required for one hour time slots.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Refocus on Retirement
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Neil Gronowetter, J.D, CLTC, will discuss retirement planning. This presentation is for informational purposes only. No products or services will be promoted.

Registration is required and will begin soon.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Thursday April 2, 2020
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Mother Goose Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A program of stories, rhymes, music and movement for kids 1-4 years old and their caregivers.  No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Crafty Thursday
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

For kids in Grades 3-5.  Stop in and make the featured creative craft.  No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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PJ Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

For children ages 3-8.  Stories, activities, book-themed DVDs, and crafts.  Children may come dressed in pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed bedtime buddy.  No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Teen Project Lab
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Stop by the new Project Lab and learn to use the exciting and new technology we have available.  Learn a new skill every week or keep working on a project.  Who knows, you may invent the next big thing!

Registration is required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Teen Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Project Lab
 
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Refocus on Retirement
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Neil Gronowetter, J.D, CLTC, will discuss retirement planning. This presentation is for informational purposes only. No products or services will be promoted.

Registration is required and will begin soon.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Friday April 3, 2020
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Family Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A storytime for kids ages 1-4, their siblings and their caregivers.  No registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Saturday April 4, 2020
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Movie and Filmmaker Q&A
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us for a screening of the award-winning indie film "I Am Shakespeare: The Henry Green Story," followed by Q&A with the filmmaker, Stephen Dest!

This documentary tells the story of Henry Green, living a dual life as an actor and gang member, shot and left for dead shortly after appearing in Shakespeare's "Romeo & Juliet," and how his life was saved by a transplant from a 13-year-old boy named Jack who was killed in a car accident on the other side of the country.

The Library is screening this film in recognition of National Donate Life Month.

Registration is required and will begin in February.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Sunday April 5, 2020
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Magic Tree House
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This Magic Treehouse program will highlight a book in the popular series, Good Morning Gorillas.  Kids in Grades 1-3 will explore the story through discussion, activities and a craft.  Participants are encouraged to read the book prior to the session.  

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CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday April 6, 2020
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Baby Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

An introduction to storytime for infants to 16 months of age (non-walkers) and their caregivers.  Please bring a blanket for baby.  No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Spanish Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Storytime for kids ages 3-6 presented in both English and Spanish.  No registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Intro to Facebook & Messenger
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

This class will cover Facebook and Messenger basics such as setting up a profile, answering and sending messages, posting statuses and photos, and adding or removing friends. 

Registration is required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext.3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
 
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Monday Night Classics Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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This month's selection is A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway.

Books are available for check-out with a valid Library card approximately one month before meeting.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Local History Room
Tuesday April 7, 2020
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Wiggle Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Story time for kids ages 1-4 and their caregivers.  No registration is required.  

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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Drop-In Knitting and Crocheting
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Bring your own project to work on, or join us in knitting and crocheting for charity.  All skill levels welcome.

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
 
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Photo Scanning for Adults
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Have printed photos you'd like to scan to a digital format but not quite sure how? Reserve time with a library staff member to get the assistance you need in creating a backup of your photos.

Registration is required, and time slots will be limited to 30 minutes.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Local History Room
Wednesday April 8, 2020
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AARP Foundation Tax Aide
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Free in-person tax preparation is offered to anyone who needs it.  AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers are trained to assist you in filing many income tax forms and schedules.  However, the Volunteer Protection Act requires that volunteers stay within the scope of the law set by the IRS for the program.  There is no fee and no sales pitch for other services and AARP membership is not required.

In certain situations, volunteers may be unable to provide assistance.

Please click here for documents to bring with you: https://www.aarp.org/money/taxes/info-01-2011/important-tax-documents.html

If you have any questions, please call 888-687-2277, or email taxaide@aarp.org.

Registration required for one hour time slots.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 13 spaces available.
 
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Kid Knit
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

From knit to purl, learn the basics of knitting.  Materials provided.  For Grades 4-7.  Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
 
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Little STEM
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Children in Grades K-2 will explore STEM concepts (Science, Technology, Enginering, Math) through crafts, experiments, and other hands-on activities.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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Crafts for Adults
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Enjoy a relaxing hour of creativity and socializing. All materials are provided for a different craft every week!

Registration is required and limited to 12.

 

Thursday April 9, 2020
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Mother Goose Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A program of stories, rhymes, music and movement for kids 1-4 years old and their caregivers.  No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Crafty Thursday
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

For kids in Grades 3-5.  Stop in and make the featured creative craft.  No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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PJ Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

For children ages 3-8.  Stories, activities, book-themed DVDs, and crafts.  Children may come dressed in pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed bedtime buddy.  No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Adult Project Lab
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Stop by the new Project Lab and learn to use the exciting and new technology we have available.  Come make the featured project, or use the space to work on something of your own. Depending on the individual, the project may or may not take the entire hour.  

Registration required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Project Lab
Saturday April 11, 2020
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Children's Movie
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Kids of all ages can join us for a feature film, TBD.  Registration encouraged.

Children age 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult during the movie.  Caregivers of children 11 years old and younger must remain in the library during the film.  

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 29 spaces available.
Sunday April 12, 2020
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Library Closed in Observance of Easter Sunday

Sorry We're Closed

Monday April 13, 2020
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Baby Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

An introduction to storytime for infants to 16 months of age (non-walkers) and their caregivers.  Please bring a blanket for baby.  No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Spanish Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Storytime for kids ages 3-6 presented in both English and Spanish.  No registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Intro to Arduino
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext.3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
Tuesday April 14, 2020
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Wiggle Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Story time for kids ages 1-4 and their caregivers.  No registration is required.  

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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Drop-In Fibromyalgia Support Group
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Come and learn about the Guaifenesin Protocol for Fibromyalgia--a safe, theoretical treatment that is gaining worldwide participation.  

The group will focus on education and emotional support for those currently using, or who are curious about beginning, this treatment. Guaifenesin Protocol participation is not required, but will be the primary topic of discussion. 

The facilitator is Kim Adams, a fellow fibromyalgia sufferer who has found great relief using this protocol.

No registration required. 

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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Drop-In Knitting and Crocheting
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Bring your own project to work on, or join us in knitting and crocheting for charity.  All skill levels welcome.

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
 
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Getting to Know Your Library
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext.3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
Wednesday April 15, 2020
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AARP Foundation Tax Aide
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Free in-person tax preparation is offered to anyone who needs it.  AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers are trained to assist you in filing many income tax forms and schedules.  However, the Volunteer Protection Act requires that volunteers stay within the scope of the law set by the IRS for the program.  There is no fee and no sales pitch for other services and AARP membership is not required.

In certain situations, volunteers may be unable to provide assistance.

Please click here for documents to bring with you: https://www.aarp.org/money/taxes/info-01-2011/important-tax-documents.html

If you have any questions, please call 888-687-2277, or email taxaide@aarp.org.

Registration required for one hour time slots.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 13 spaces available.
 
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Comic Book Design for Grades 4-7
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Start from the beginning and learn the basics of comic book design and character development.  For Grades 4 -7.  Registration is required.

 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Project Lab
 
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STEM Lab
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Children in grades 3-5 will explore STEM concepts (Science, Technology, Enginering, Math) through crafts, experiments, and other hands-on activities.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Writers Group
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

The Library's Writers Group is for adults (age 21 and up) who want to share their writing and get feedback in a relaxed and supportive environment of peers. Writers who attend will benefit from the expert advice and inspiration of professional writing instructor and published author Linda Chiara. 

Registration required and limited to 8.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Family Craft
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Families can sign-up to come create the featured project - together!  Registration is required to attend.

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CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 20 spaces available.
Thursday April 16, 2020
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Mother Goose Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A program of stories, rhymes, music and movement for kids 1-4 years old and their caregivers.  No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Crafty Thursday
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

For kids in Grades 3-5.  Stop in and make the featured creative craft.  No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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Project Lab for Grades 4-7
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Stop by the new Project Lab and learn to use the exciting and new technology we have available.  Learn a new skill every week or keep working on a project.  For Grades 4 -7.  Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Teen Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Project Lab
 
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King Sejong the Great
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us as we welcome back the Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project for another fascinating program!  Learn about King Sejong, a truly enlightened monarch from the 15th century Korea.  His motto was "The duty of a king is to love his people. That is all."  With this belief, King Sejong initiated numerous cultural achievements and scienfitic inventions to improve the welfare of his people.  To spread the benefits of such accomplishments, he enhanced the moveable metal type printing technology and printed large runs of books.  His most important contribution was the invention of the Korean Alphabet Hangeul, which he created to eradicate illiteracy in the country.

Traditional Korean refreshments will be served.

Registration is required and begins in January 2020.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
 
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Friends of the Library Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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This meeting of the Friends of the Bethel Public Library is open to the public.

If you're not already a member, tonight is a great time to join!

CONTACT:  Friends of the Bethel Public Library  203-794-8756  friends@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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PJ Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

For children ages 3-8.  Stories, activities, book-themed DVDs, and crafts.  Children may come dressed in pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed bedtime buddy.  No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Teen Project Lab
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Stop by the new Project Lab and learn to use the exciting and new technology we have available.  Learn a new skill every week or keep working on a project.  Who knows, you may invent the next big thing!

Registration is required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Teen Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Project Lab
Friday April 17, 2020
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Two Right Feet Early Literacy Music Program
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Children ages 1-4 and their caregivers will enjoy this interactive music and literacy program.  No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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Crafts for Adults
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Enjoy a relaxing hour of creativity and socializing. All materials are provided for a different craft every week!

Registration is required and limited to 12.

Monday April 20, 2020
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Baby Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

An introduction to storytime for infants to 16 months of age (non-walkers) and their caregivers.  Please bring a blanket for baby.  No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Spanish Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Storytime for kids ages 3-6 presented in both English and Spanish.  No registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Coding Patterns with Processing
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
Tuesday April 21, 2020
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Wiggle Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Story time for kids ages 1-4 and their caregivers.  No registration is required.  

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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Drop-In Knitting and Crocheting
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Bring your own project to work on, or join us in knitting and crocheting for charity.  All skill levels welcome.

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
 
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Intro to 3D Printing
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext.3  adult@bethellibrary.org
Wednesday April 22, 2020
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Kid Knit
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

From knit to purl, learn the basics of knitting.  Materials provided.  For Grades 4-7.  Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
 
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Crafts for Adults
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Enjoy a relaxing hour of creativity and socializing. All materials are provided for a different craft every week!

Registration is required and limited to 12.

 

 
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Kids' Chess
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Kids in Grades 1-6 who know the rules and basics of the game can come and play.  Registration required to attend.  

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 8 spaces available.
Thursday April 23, 2020
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Mother Goose Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A program of stories, rhymes, music and movement for kids 1-4 years old and their caregivers.  No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Crafty Thursday
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

For kids in Grades 3-5.  Stop in and make the featured creative craft.  No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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PJ Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

For children ages 3-8.  Stories, activities, book-themed DVDs, and crafts.  Children may come dressed in pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed bedtime buddy.  No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Adult Project Lab
6:30 PM -